"As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." (Photo by Arush Godha, Unsplash)
Interlude, a ministry of Barnabas International, is offering two in-person debriefing retreats:
• November 30–December 4, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ
• January 10–15, 2021, in Jacksonville, FL
These retreats are for adult singles and couples returning from or in-between overseas terms of service. Registrations are open and spaces are limited, so sign up soon! For info go to https://www.barnabas.org/interlude. read more…
Prayershop.org is offering everything at an additional 10% off until midnight Saturday, Oct 31.
Why not use this as a time to buy some Christmas gifts? Were you planning an all-church prayer initiative in January? Buy the books now and save! All you have to do is use code Octsale at checkout to take 10% off any order between now and Saturday at midnight.
It’s been said, “When it comes to missions in the church, the pastor either holds the key to the front door or holds the padlock.”
On November 4 at 10 am PDT |11 am MDT | 12 pm CT | 1 pm EDT, MissioNexus is hosting an online discussion about the importance of pastoral engagement in missions. Register here: https://missionexus.org/events/virtual-events/#!event/register/2020/11/4/how-do-i-get-my-pastor-engaged-in-missions-cracking-the-code
How do you get your pastor involved? Please comment!
It started with the 30 Days of Prayer® for the Muslim World in the early ‘90s. Four years ago they launched a 15-Day Hindu prayer focus. New Hindu World Prayer Guide booklets (for Nov 8-22) are currently shipping. Great quantity discounts allow you to mobilize others. Go to 15daysprayer.com to order!
Creation to Christ Story is a 20 min. animation—also available seven parts. The style has proven to communicate effectively in a range of cultures. The animation is free to share, use, and translate. You can be part of this story by sharing the animation or translating it into another language. Please go to http://www.creationtochriststory.com.
Every once in a while, we try to gather meaningful PDFs, resources, and other reads for cross-cultural workers like you. Here are 3 examples. (Click “Read more” to see the list.) What other PDFs and resources are helping YOU in the world of member care this month? (As always, Jenny, thanks for priming the pump!) read more…
Ed Brown, Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care, is organizing an online consultation in just a few weeks (Nov 10-12). They’re organizing the event around working groups, and need a few more people who have expertise in the area where human health and environment overlap (yes, think pandemic!). Interested? Contact Ed at email@example.com for information.
Here’s an industrious and creative person who needs help with further development of a special “Bible Reading Plans” plugin for WordPress. It has the potential for posting Bible reading plans in some 1600 languages and many versions — but is only accessing a few more than 20 English language versions at present. If you’d like to pitch in, visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/bible-reading-plans/.
…a $40 gift from a worker in Taiwan who went beyond the call of duty to encourage Brigada. May God bless you.
…a $20 recurring gift from a partner who believes so strongly in unreached that she will live her whole life for them.
…the $50 gift to the partner who undergirds workers worldwide by debriefing and encouraging them.
…the $50 gift from a counselor who longs to see global workers flourish in the midst of challenges — www.godspeedresources.org
Want to join them in empowering Brigada toward thousands of screens worldwide? Just click “Donate” on any Brigada page. Thanks in advance for your partnership! read more…
Team Expansion’s Communications Team has prepared these 31 sheets as a guide for “walking the world” in your prayer time. This would be a great activity with your kids. You could go through it just as a one-time deal for one month, or, use them as our International Services team does – as a daily guide for every workday throughout the world. We come together at 9:10am on Zoom. Our workers often join us from countries all over the planet. We use this PDF download – colorful sheets with countries named, along with population, number of unreached (according to our friends at JoshuaProject.net), and the names of the “rulers of those lands.” (Remember what Paul said — 1 Timothy 2:2) We make ourselves pronounce these names – so they become familiar to us, almost like… we know them personally. We print, on the backs of the sheets, the names of our workers and their pictures. But, of course, that’s in-house only. We never distribute those. But these cover pages we can distribute to you for free! We checked and, yes, the logo is there as an identifier — but note that there’s no address or appeal for funds. This is not a masked fundraiser. We’d seriously love just to dare you to pray through the entire world, once a month. And if we all do this, maybe it would help us with THIS problem: https://www.statista.com/chart/23312/share-of-americans-who-have-never-heard-of-the-following/. Maybe you’ve got a similar problem in the country in which you live? Many people just don’t know the world. So now, with these prayer sheets, you can “walk the world” in prayer!